UF GI-BMP – English (ONSITE)
Anyone working in the areas of water quality, urban development, or environmental issue should complete this course. Florida law stipulates that all commercial manure spreaders must have limited certification from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The GI-BMP teaches environmentally responsible landscaping practices that help protect and conserve Florida’s ground and surface waters and natural resources.This training provides professionals and the general public with a basic understanding of state and local fertilizer regulations.
Certifications will be given to successful students.
Minimum of 5 registered
The class is taught IN-PERSON at your location with a minimum of 5 registered. Depending on location, there may be a travel charge assessed.
Classes can be scheduled by calling our offices at 813.420.5891. Our administrative staff will send you an estimate within 24 hours and will assist in scheduling your class.
WHAT ARE GREEN INDUSTRIES BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES?
The below can be found at https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/ffl-and-you/gi-bmp-program/
GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters and natural resources. This science-based educational program for Green Industry professionals is brought to you by the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
WHERE CAN I FIND GI-BMP TRAINING?
Training classes in English and Spanish are held at Extension offices and other locations around the state, and online using Zoom. Self-paced training is offered online and on DVD.
IS GI-BMP TRAINING MANDATORY?
Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a Limited Certification from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) (s. 482.1562, F.S.). To get this certification, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Local ordinances may require that non-commercial fertilizer applicators also be trained.
WHO BENEFITS FROM GI-BMP TRAINING?
- Supervisors and employees in the lawn care, pest control, or landscape industries
- Municipal parks and recreation facility supervisors and employees
- Irrigation industry workers
- Commercial property managers
- City and county planning department staff
- City and county environmental department or water quality staff
- City and county commission staff
- Builders and developers
- Landscape designers and architects
- Golf course employees
- Anyone working in the areas of water quality, urban development, or environmental issues